7th January 2019

(Above) Looking towards The Pinnacle and the Post Face of Coire Ardair. White caps on Lochan a Choire today. Just a dusting of new snow over the tops – above about 1000m – with really punchy showers of rain at lower altitudes. Oh, and the wind! Strong, with sudden and quite prolonged squalls which challenged your stability especially near the lochan.


(Above) L to R: Bellevue Buttress, Raeburn’s Gully and The Pinnacle. The squally downdrafts created by the steep walls of  the crags seemed to make the lochan boil before they ripped across to the opposite side. Cue cameraman bracing for impact!

As you can see we’re still desperately short of snow.

Comments on this post

  • Stan Wygladala
    7th January 2019 11:48 pm

    By Feb 7th even snow shoes won’t get you out of the car park!
    If I’m wrong I shall eat my Yeti gaiters without HP sauce.

    • meagaidhadmin
      8th January 2019 6:06 pm

      Condiments or no, your gaiters will be safe, Stan. I can say, without fear of contradiction, there will be many, many metres of snow….at least where I’ll be on 7th February.

      (Video uploaded on 3rd January. They’ve had nearly 2m of snow since then!)

      Can’t wait!

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